Month: September 2016

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Family is Family

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: The room was pitch black and he waved his hand in front of his face, grinning weakly as all he could detect was the current of air the movement created but couldn’t see anything. It had become something of a fascination with him, his mind fixating on the action as some form of escape from the […]

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The Maiden and The Bear (4)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Ntombikayise has never been brave enough. Marrying a guy like Mnqobi is not for the faint hearted. They should?ve given her another brother – Nsizwenye maybe. He is a decent young man just caught up living with hooligans. I, on the other hand, love the thrill. I am an adrenalin junkie and love danger. That […]

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Second Thoughts

By  Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: I have sleepless nights because I try to sleep less at night because every night feels like the memories you scratched into my back That I can’t go back to Every night every heartbeat beating itself up against these scars Because we are dancers to music composed by failed love attempts Out of tune […]

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Letter I Found

By Khethiwe Methula, South Africa: It’s late And i’m feeling light headed What could it be? Maybe I’m getting sick Nothing a trip can’t fix, I know… Don’t tell me a vacation will do good I’ve been there and came back tired I’m just tired I’m tired of having to figure out what’s going on here What’s going here, lest […]

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